Mom of 11 is eager to expand her family: “The more, the merrier”

Since 2010, Courtney Rogers has given birth every year, with the longest interval between her pregnancies being just nine months.

After meeting through mutual friends, Courtney Rogers, 37, got married to her pastor husband Chris, 33, in October 2008. The Rogers had their first child two years after getting married.

Since then, Courtney has been a mother to 11 children after giving birth once a year. She has, however, made it clear that she wants more children. She won’t stop until she has at least 12 children, possibly 14.

According to the Daily Mail, she was a virgin bride when she wed Chris, and the longest time she has gone without getting pregnant is only nine months.

The youngest child was born in November 2020, and there are six boys and five girls in their family. Clint is 13 years old, Clay is 11, Cade is 10, Callie is 9, Cash is 8, twins Colt and Case are 7, Calena is 6, Caydie is 4, and Caris is 2 years old.

Courtney educates them all at home on their 12-acre farm in Santa Fe County, New Mexico.

Courtney gushed, “I love having them with me constantly, watching them learn, and knowing what they are learning. The lessons can be customized for each child, and I don’t have to make them sit still for long periods of time. I adore how adaptable it is and how the children can play outside or feed the lambs in between lessons.”

The parents insisted that homeschooling was the best method for educating their kids because they were homeschooled as well.

Chris comes from a large family and is the oldest child. Additionally, Courtney is the sixth and oldest child. 

“The kids want us to be like the film ‘Cheaper by the Dozen,’ where the parents compromise their careers to raise 12 children,” Courtney told The Sun.

“Having several kids in diapers at once and having lots of strollers – this is normal life to us.”

Courtney is a stay-at-home mother, while Chris is a pastor. She occasionally instructs local children at church Sunday school.

They also have to take care of their farm, which includes bottle-fed lambs, dogs, and chickens, in addition to the kids.

There are many kids they need to feed, and Courtney and Chris have a lot on their plates.

The family’s food expenses each month easily reach $1,200. They easily saves more than $100 each because the children wear hand-me-downs and there are no Christmas presents for each other. Instead, they go camping once a year and visit their relatives in Georgia.

They spend $1,000 on this weeklong vacation, including airfare and other costs.

They receive a lot of flak for raising so many kids so close together.

“The people who ask how I can give all my kids enough attention are usually those who send their kids off to school,” Courtney retaliated. “I do not understand their logic when I am around my kids 24 hours a day.”

She has given birth two times via C-section and seven times naturally, one of which was to twins. Sadly, she has experienced two miscarriages. 

“I love being pregnant. She stated, “I love being pregnant. I love growing another person inside me, thinking about what they will be like and picking out names.”  She has absolutely no regrets about having so many kids.

Cade, Courtney’s third son, was born via an exciting delivery method.

Later that night she awoke in excruciating pain. “I was already 3cm dilated, but after a while on the monitor, my contractions basically stopped and the nurse got instructions to send me home.”

“I called the hospital again and was told to come in, so made my way outside, but when I got to the car, I couldn’t go any further. It was time to push,” she said. 

Cade was eventually born into the world in their driveway as emergency services were on their way to assist her.

On her website and Instagram, Courtney posts about her family’s adventures.